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Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
+44 1273 730712
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rock cakes” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
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Healthy, Cafe, British
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LOCATION
Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
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41 - 50 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

How nice to get a brew in the gardens in a real mug! Hate when this place closes for winter. Thanks for all the years! So much to choose from now including hot and cold lunches and loads of cakes and snacks. Watch out for...More

Thank Shandylass
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Thanks for praising our tea and good menu. Some of our customers remark although we close in the winter and they miss us it makes the early spring more special when we re-open again for the next season.

Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Good coffee, yummy cakes, really nice service and a lovely setting. Perfect spot for coffee and cake on a sunny Sunday morning. Highly recommended.

Thank jax_webs
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Pleased you enjoyed our cafe and thanks for all the kind comments.

Reviewed 13 February 2016

It was really busy here on a lovely warm and sunny September day. The café served us promptly and we enjoyed a simple cuppa and coffee while listening to a wonderful opera singer. Moments earlier walking through the park we had enjoyed a reggae/Indian music...More

Thank gands83
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Brighton certainly is vibrant and exciting. Your compliments are appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed Sam Chara a very good opera singer.

Reviewed 29 January 2016

It's an outdoor eatery, In parkland belonging to Brighton Pavilion. Lovely place to sit in the dry warm weather. Enjoy snacks, cakes, ice cream and drinks, sometimes at weekends there is entertainment on the grass, ie bands, choirs, various things going on. My friend and...More

Thank Yasmeena
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Thanks for your kind comments and just to let you know the Summer Band concerts start on 5th June with Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Concert Band.

Reviewed 30 November 2015

I attended one of the Brighton Fringe events at the cafe where a stage school put on shakespeare. The show was very good, as was the coffee and snack bought at the cafe. Service was friendly and swift at this very busy location

1  Thank brightonolder
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Thank you for your compliments and very pleased you enjoyed the Brit School performing Shakespeare.

Reviewed 27 September 2015

This has been there for years - great coffee, generous sarnies, cake, great for an afternoon in the gardens of the Pavilion, access for wheelchairs and friendly service. Delivered quickly without fuss. Go there!

Thank Ultimate007
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thanks for the great compliments about our cafe, please come again.

Reviewed 22 September 2015

only wish the weather was a little bit better so we could enjoy a little bit more, the view from the cafe is amazing and you can not feel but relaxed on a beautiful sunny day

Thank MrsKasampali
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Visiting the Royal Pavilion we had lunch in the gardens at this little cafe. The food was excellent, freshly made sandwiches and homemade cakes. Plenty of choice on the menu and all good value for money. The gardens are very pleasant to sit in and...More

Thank ahallhalls
David S, General Manager at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thanks for the lovely comments about our fresh food and cakes. Please come again when you are visiting Brighton.

Reviewed 14 September 2015

Really nice gardens, enjoyed the walk around them. And sitting in the sun at the time. Great view of the Royal Pavilion. Will go again.

Thank anncN5625IB
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This is my favourite outdoor cafe in Brighton. On a summers day it's a nice place to sit and watch the world go by while admiring the pavilion that faces it and sometimes on Sunday's they have a live band playing which makes for a...More

Thank mickys874
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thanks for saying this is your favourite outdoor cafe in Brighton.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 730712
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Description
Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.
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